Poetic Up-Tempo Bumper With Leather Grip Case for iPhone 5 / iPhone 5S Grey/Black
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The Up-Tempo bumper case by Poetic is made for the iPhone 5. This case features a tweed-like design on the back with black edges, plus custom built-in buttons for power and volume control. It also provides access to all ports, speakers and mic's for your convenience.
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1) the vibrate button hole is ridiculously small. You have to use a pen or something to switch it in and out of silent mode... So annoying when you quickly need to switch when going into a meeting or something.
2) the case is a little bit too thick, but tht may just be a personal opinion of mine...
3) the case DOES DAMAGE to the metal casing of the iPhone, I took the case off to clean it the other day and noticed the black/matte finish has started to wear off on the corners of the phone and there are scratches on the metal... I've only had my iPhone 5 for 1 month and I've taken REALLY good care of it. The damage was in no doubt done by the case.
It's sad that a case is meant to protect the phone yet it has done more damage to it than I have.
After taking some time to loosen the built-in buttons (top-sleep/volume rocker), the bumper has turned out to be a stellar performer, in addition to being a handsome, unique design. I was bit too harsh in initial assessment of the button operation and design. The buttons are fully functional with no issues activating them comfortably. Due to the thickness of the bumper, the naked silent switch gets buried deeply within the case, making access to the switch tricky, requiring a fingernail or other object to comfortably use. I'm not sure how that issue can be address without removing a lot of material from the opening.
Great fit. Full coverage of the perimeter of the iPhone 5. While there are thin flanges around the lightning port area of the bumper, these do not prevent a solid, complete connection with the dock connector, and poses no issues for me. The headphone jack also provides adequate access for the podphones (different headphone makers' connectors my have problems if they are overly wide). Speaker ports are open and unobstructed, though well-protected due to the thickness of the bumper.
Overall I update my rating to 4-stars (removed a star due to the access to the silent switch (which I use quite often when I enter the multiple meetings (daily), I attend). The bumper looks good and while, probably, not leather, it is a refined-looking piece that does a great job displaying the black iPhone 5 and is a good value.
The lightning connector is partially obstructed. If you try to connect the retail apple USB-lightning connector, it will charge - but the slightest shifting of the cable or the phone will cause it to disconnect. You have to pry apart the two pieces of the bottom section to keep it from obstructing the charger connector.
My other problem is that the faux leather trim on the outside of the case appears to be separating from the black plastic trim in some areas.
I think I'll be returning this one once my Photive Hybrid iPhone 5 Bumper Case arrives.
Poetic rushed this bumper to the market before the Lightning to 30 pin adapter was released. My guess is that is the reason why the two are not compatible.
Sadly I use the Lighting to 30 pin adapter for my bedroom stereo dock, so I'm out of luck here. Otherwise the bumper is fantastic. Very thick and stay on firm to your phone. A shame.
I like the look of the texture and it gives it a nice grippy feel. It's not hard and slippery like other bumper cases.
I use this case all the time and change it out with my Otterbox Armor (waterproof) case when I go biking, to the beach, or the pool. The plus point is that this case has help up fine with all that takin on and off.
I've had other bumpers that stretch if you remove them too often.
This case cost me $5 on amazon (shipping included), so you can't beat it. I highly recommend this case to anyone that likes bumper cases.